Lake Moeraki

Lake Moeraki, The West Coast, New Zealand


Lake Moeraki is just 25 minutes drive north of Haast on the Glacier Highway and is bordered by rainforests and tree ferns.
Lake Moeraki is surrounded by lowland and wetland rainforest and  is adjacent to remote beaches
where you will find seals and penguins.
Canoeing or kayaking is possible on Lake Moeraki and guided walks are available to see the glow worms after dark.

 To paddle a kayak or canoe on this peaceful mirror lake inspires reflection and introspection.
Surrounded by ancient kahikatea tree giants and steep mountains, the lake offers tranquil sanctuary from the dense forest. A walk through the forest at Monro Beach will bring you to a calm bay of stones and shells where
rare Fiordland Crested penguins (Tawaki) can be seen from July to January.
Guided tours are available for guests at Lake Moeraki Wilderness Lodge
Please take care not to disturb the birds, observe them from a distance and respect their habitat.

At Lake Moeraki you will find the Lake Moeraki Wilderness Lodge.
The Wilderness Lodge runs guided nature tours, year round, that introduce the visitor to the flora and fauna of South Westland.

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Fiordland Crested PenguinMunro Beach

Fiordland Crested Penguin photos kindly supplied by Paul Rongo (Copyright)